15 days in Rawlins & Westminster Itinerary

15 days in Rawlins & Westminster Itinerary

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15 days in Rawlins & Westminster Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Rawlins
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
2
Westminster
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Rawlins

Rawlins ©
Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Medicine Bow National Forest and Snowy Range Scenic Byway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wyoming Frontier Prison and Independence Rock State Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Rawlins: Clark (Steamboat Lake State Park & Pearl Lake State Park), Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area (in Steamboat Springs) and Laramie (Vedauwoo & Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, view the masterpieces at Country Junction, don't miss a visit to Martin's Cove, and take in the natural beauty of Hobo Hot Pool.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rawlins day trip tool .

Washington DC to Rawlins is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rawlins is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: highs in Rawlins hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Westminster.

Things to do in Rawlins

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laramie, Alcova, Clark, Centennial, Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site
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Vedauwoo ©
Vedauwoo
Wyoming Frontier Prison ©
Wyoming Frontier Prison

9
nights
Westminster

Westminster ©
'' Westminster is a city in northern Maryland, United States. Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Evergreen Cemetery for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catoctin Mountain Park and Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westminster: Berkeley Springs (Berkeley Springs State Park, Cacapon Resort State Park, & more), Frederick (McClintock Distilling, Monocacy National Battlefield, & more) and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (in Emmitsburg). There's much more to do: take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield, admire the majestic nature at Codorus State Park, learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery, and stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Westminster trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Rawlins to Westminster with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Westminster when traveling from Rawlins in August, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Westminster

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Bluemont, Frederick, Berkeley Springs
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Catoctin Mountain Park ©
Catoctin Mountain Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery